Division grips Egyptian state institutions: interior minister

Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim says division grips Egypt's state institutions. (AFP)

The political division that has gripped Egypt since President Mohammed Mursi came to power has affected state institutions, Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim told al-Hayat television on Monday.

“Political division has become a characteristic of the Egyptian people. Even [state] organs have divisions within them,” said Ibrahim, adding that his ministry is working under difficult circumstances but does not differentiate between political parties.

His statement follows the latest dispute between the judiciary and the presidency.

An Egyptian court last week overturned a decision by Mursi to sack Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmud and ordered his reinstatement.

However, the prosecutor general’s office said Talaat Abdallah, who replaced Mahmud in November, will remain in his post in accordance with the constitution.

Last Update: Tuesday, 02 April 2013 KSA 19:04 - GMT 16:04